Using Fields filter in List of records

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have been trying for several hours to get the fields parameter for the list records request to work. I am sending an HTTP Get request with python, I have the filterByFormula field working but cannot get the fields parameter to work. Could someone please post an example of the fields tag and an example field in a working query string format?


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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

The fields parameter should be a URL-encoded array. For example, if you want to include two fields called “Notes” and “Attachments”, the fields array would be:

["Notes", "Attachments"]

When URL-encoded, this ends up looking like:


So the full URL would be:[]=Notes&fields[]=Attachments

You can check out as a reference implementation of URL-encoding objects and arrays. e.g. jQuery.param({fields: ["Notes", "Attachments"]}).

I’ve always has issue with the length of the fields parameter, especially when you require only 20 out of 30 fields, you end up with a ridiculously long string. Does anyone know of a way to reduce the size so that you don’t end up with a string of endless &fields[] =blah&fields[]=blahblah&fields[]=…

7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

I am confused as to why this isn’t yet a feature… seems really odd to have to declare multiple values for ‘fields’ … especially in a program like Alteryx, this will not be an accepted protocol.